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Slicer Bug dropdown switches to list when Report is published

I am reporting a similar bug to the issue rasied in March 2019


The difference is I am not using bookmarks. I am using Desktop Version: 2.74.5619.621 64-bit (October 2019).


Other solutions to this issue such as switching off the visual header or editing the slicer in Power BI Service have not resolved the bug.


When I edit the slicer in Power BI Service and change it from List to Dropdown it looks fine until I save the Report and switch back to reading mode. When I make the switch to reading mode the dropdown automatically reverts to a list. 

Please take a look at the screen recording of this issue.


I raised this in the community and was advised to raise an issue


Some screenshots


Desktop/editing mode

PBI-Desktop view.jpg


Service/reading mode

PBI-Service view.jpg

Status: New
Community Support



I cannot reproduce the issue. Always try the latest version of Power BI Desktop and check Supported browsers. You may also create a support ticket for assistance if necessary.

Regular Visitor

This is happening to me too. It is changing many of my dropdowns inexplicably to mosaic slicer views. It is directly related to when I last updated Power BI. It's making development SO SLOW because I have to keep copying and pasting the dropdowns when I navigate to a different page so I don't have to completely recreate the slicers every time. The first time it happened was when I pressed a button to navigate to a bookmark.